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The Late Marilyn Monroe – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

A blonde is in bed holding a phone

Writer and director: Darren Haywood Reviewer: Selwyn Knight There are few undisputed facts about the death of Marilyn Monroe: it took place on Saturday, 4 August, 1962 at her home; present in the house was her housekeeper, Eunice Murray; prior to her death she had had her friend, Pat Newcomb staying as a house guest and had a home visit ...

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5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writers: Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood Director: Karl Steele Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ginny has moved to mid-1950s America from England and feels herself strangely drawn to The Susan B Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, a society for women that proudly claims that arm in arm they are the equal of any man. Every year the society holds a quiche ...

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Closer – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Patrick Marber Director: Adam Lacey Reviewer:  John Kennedy Are truth and honesty the antidote to the disease of love’s mutual self-deception or does it just poison it more? This is a provocative and accomplished adaptation of Marber’s award-winning play. A spiral of spiritual and sexual politics where perfidy and infidelity appear to be the only policies our disparate, often ...

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